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Top Plays from Giants Rookie Mini-Camp Practice (5/9)

The New York Giants concluded the practice portion of rookie mini-camp on Saturday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Over the last two days, 65 players, including the team's 2015 draft picks, rookie free agents and tryout prospects, donned their new uniforms with the hopes of catching the eye of the general manager and head coach.

And how does a player do that?

"They have to make plays," Tom Coughlin said after Friday's practice. "They have to look and react like they are asked to do. Every one of them is evaluated. It is not like we don't know anything about them."

With the second and final practice in the books, captured the top plays and highlights from rookie mini-camp.


If last impressions mean as much as first ones, tight end Matt LaCosse will be pleased with what he put on tape on Saturday. The former Illinois product made a handful of good grabs today during both 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 drills.

The top play was his diving, one-handed grab from ex-Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova on a ball contested by safety Bennett Jackson. LaCosse, 6-foot-5 and 261 pounds, was one of six undrafted rookie free agents signed by the Giants after he caught 38 passes for 397 yards (10.4 avg.) and six touchdowns in 46 games during his career at Illinois.


Former Hawaii Warrior Taylor Graham, son of former Giants quarterback Kent Graham, was one of three quarterbacks to attend rookie mini-camp. During team drills, he hooked up with wide receiver Ben Edwards out of Richmond for the longest passing play of the weekend.

"There are a lot of parallels between my dad's and my career," Taylor said. "He told me about the rich tradition here of undrafted free agents making it and being contributors and they've reinforced that here. He said, 'Relax, be yourself, go play and have fun.'"

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